» Reported by Nathan Fleck of WrestleView.com
» On Monday, July 26, 2004 at 11:32 PM EST
Full WWE RAW Results - 7/26/04
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler
Report by: Nathan Fleck of WrestleView.com
The show starts with the Diva's lined up playing Rush's music. One of the twins gets eliminated. Coach says that they will all have a chance to seduce a former WWE Superstar.
They show a video package hyping the Iron Man Match.
The Raw Video Plays.
We go to the arena and Edge's music hits. There is already a bunch of wrestlers in the ring. Matt Hardy's music hits and he comes down to the ring. Jericho's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Kane's pyro goes off and his music hits, and he makes his way down the ring. Evolutions music hits and Batista, Ric Flair, and Randy Orton all come down to the ring.
JR and King are both very confused.
Bischoff's music hits. He comes to the ramp and says that tonight we will have a 60 minute Iron Man match for the World Title. BUT, at SummerSlam the winner of the Iron Man match will face the winner of this 20 man over the top battle royal, and the bell rings.
20 Man Battle Royal Match
Winner faces either HHH or Chris Benoit at SummerSlam for the World Championship Title
The match starts and every man is going at it with eachother. Regal is eliminated by Evolution. A bunch of wrestlers try to get kane over the top. Jericho and Edge eliminate Tyson Eomko. Edge eliminates Chuck Palumbo. Orton gives Edge an RKO. Ric Flair gives Edge a low blow.
We come back from the commercial break, and Kane Eliminated Val Venis, and Matt Hardy almost eliminated Kane, but Kane eliminated Matt Hardy. Hardy came back in and they brawled.
Hurricane is eliminated. Rodney Mack and Steven Richards are Eliminated by Rosey at the same time but then Rosey is eliminated by Jericho. Sylvien Greiner is eliminated, and then Rob Conway is Eliminated by Tajiri. Kane eliminates Tajiri. All Evolution members are still in. Jericho puts Flair in the Walls Of Jericho but Batista kicks Jericho in the face. Only 8 men are left. Edge spears Kane.
We come back from the commercial break. There is still 8 men in the ring. Ric Flair chops Kane but it has no effect. Kane gives Flair a huge chokeslam. Batista and Kane stare at eachother in the middle of the ring. They exchange rights, and Batista gives Kane a spinebuster, but Rhyno gives Batista a Gore. Maven eliminates Flair, then gives Orton a drop kick. Batista eliminates Rhyno. All men exept Maven who is out eliminate Kane. Orton eliminates Maven. Edge and Jericho eliminate Batista, and then right after Jericho eliminates Edge. They stare back at eachother. It's down to Jericho and Randy Orton. Jericho is about to Eliminate Orton...but Orton fights out of it. Orton throws Jericho over the ropes but Jericho skins the cat! He skins the cat again almost. Jericho is about to Eliminate Orton. They are both on the edge of the ring standing up throwing punches and kicking eachother. This is very intense. Orton gives Jericho a RKO while Jericho is stuck in the ropes. Jericho is almost out of the ring, holding on the ropes with his feet barely touching the ropes, but Orton kicks Jericho, and Jericho falls to the mat! ORTON WINS!
Winner & NEW #1 Contender: Randy Orton
Order of Elimination:
1.) William Regal
2.) Tyson Tomko
3.) Chuck Palumbo
4.) Val Venis
5.) Matt Hardy
7.) Rodney Mack
8.) Steven Richards
10.) Sylvien Greiner
11.) Rob Conway
13.) Ric Flair
19.) Chris Jericho
Coach is with the Diva's again and he plugs that they will VERBALLY seduce a former WWE Superstar again, next.
We come back from the commercial and all the Diva's get 20 seconds in a seperate room with KAMALA! It was a pretty funny segment. One of the Diva's squeeze his nipples, lol. The guy just grumbles and slaps his belly, it's hilarious.
Smackdown Rebound is shown, and they plug Flairs book.
We come back and JR plugs the Iron Man Match. Lawler reminds us that the winner of this match will face Randy Orton at SummerSlam for the World Title.
We go to the democratic convention with Linda McMahon, Ivory, and Stacy. They talk about why you should vote if your 18-30 years old.
The divas come to the ramp in bikini's and you can vote for them.
We go to the back. Randy Orton tells HHH its going to be the biggest honor of his life facing him at SummerSlam for the World Title. They shake hands and Orton wishes HHH good luck in his match next.
We come back and HHH makes his way to the ring.
Chris Benoit's music hits and he comes down the ring with the World Title.
60 Minute Iron Man Match - World Heavyweight Championship
Chris Benoit (c) vs. Triple H
Triple H and Benoit lock up to start the match off.
-Benoit goes for a few Crossfaces, but can't lock it in at first
-HHH hits a big DDT
First Decision: Benoit gets HHH in a cross face, and then Benoit rolls HHH up for the 1-2-3. Benoit is up 1-0. (At about the 51 mark)
-Benoit slams HHH into the steps really hard
-Benoit puts HHH in a figure four
-Benoit gives HHH 3 suplex's in a row
-Benoit climbs the top rope and goes for the flying
headbutt, but HHH moves out of the way
-HHH throws Benoit to the corner VERY hard, chest first
Second Decision: After Benoit its thrown into the corner, HHH nails the pedigree on Benoit for the 1,2,3. Both men are tied at one a piece. (At about the 30 mark)
Third Decision: Benoit is counted out. HHH is up 2-1. (This happend at about the 28 mark)
-HHH works on HHH sternum a lot.
Fourth Decision: After an arn anderson like spinebuster, HHH pins Chris Benoit 1,2,3. He is up 3-1 now. (This happens at the 21 mark)
Fifth Decision: Benoit locks in the Sharpshooter. HHH crawls to the ropes...He's almost there...Benoit fights and pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Triple H taps out! Triple H is still up 3-2. (Happend at around the 15 mark)
-Chris Benoit locks the Crossface on HHH but HHH puts his foot on the rope
Sixth Decision: Benoit locks in the crossface again in the middle of the ring, and this time HHH taps out. It's all tied up now 3-3. (This decision happend at around the 11 mark)
-Batista and Ric Flair come down the ring
-While the referee wasnt looking, Batista slammed Benoits head into the ring post, busting benoit open
-Benoit gives HHH 2 suplexes in a row
-The referee gets knocked out after HHH accidentally runs into him
-HHH nails Benoit in the back of the head with a chair
-A new referee comes out, and HHH goes for the pin, but Benoit kicks out!!!
-HHH nails the new referee in the head
-Evolution beats down on Benoit, but Eugene comes out through the crowd and clotheslines HHH and Flair and gives Batista rights and lefts. He gives Flair a Stunner, and a Rock Bottom to HHH! A dropkick to Batista!
-Eugene nails HHH in the head with a chair!
-There is only 1 minute and a half left!!
-Less than a minute left
-20 SECONDS LEFT...Eugene throws the ref in the ring
Seventh Decision: After the big chair shot from Eugene, Chris Benoit covers HHH as the clock winds down to win the Iron Man Match!
Winner & STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Chris Benoit
After the match Benoit celebrates. Eugene is on top of the announce table and looks at HHH and they stare at eachother. HHH looks very angry and he shakes as we go off the air.
End of Show. Thoughts:
The Battle Royal match was VERY VERY intense! It was awesome to see Randy Orton and Chris Jericho the last two men in the ring. I can't wait to see Chris Benoit vs. Randy Orton at this years SummerSlam.
I sense a Edge/Jericho feud...That would make for an awesome SummerSlam Match.
The diva search thing is really annoying me. I can't wait till this crap is over!!! It was nice seeing Kamala back though, lmao that was hilarious.
The Iron Man Match. Pretty damn good. Of course it doesnt touch HBK/Hart but it was still entertaining over all, and my props goes out to both of them.
This Eugene/HHH feud is awesome, and it looks like they will face off at SummerSlam, which make for a great match.
Okay that about wraps it up for this weeks recap. It was pretty recapping it this week with the Battle Royal AND Iron Man match. But I enjoyed this weeks RAW a lot. Best RAW in a few weeks as far as im concerned.
Please give me some feedback on this recap, and tell me where you think this Iron Man match ranks with the other Iron Man matches in WWE history.
Here is mine:
1.) Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
2.) Triple H vs. Chris Benoit
3.) Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
4.) Triple H vs. The Rock
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